Title: PSN IT Health Check
FOI request reference: F0047501
Response sent: December 2016
I was wondering if I could have the below answered for me please:
1) Date of The National Archive’s last PSN IT Health Check
2) Name of the organisation that carried this work out
3) Due date of The National Archive’s next PSN IT Health Check
4) Selection process for vendors for The National Archive’s next PSN IT Health check
5) Named contact for the above
Thank you for your enquiry of 16 November 2016, in which you requested information about PSN IT Health Checks at The National Archives.
Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000.
The FOI Act gives you the right to know whether we hold the information you want and to have it communicated to you subject to any exemptions which may apply.
I can confirm that The National Archives holds information relevant to your request. We are pleased to be able to provide some of this information to you below.
1. Q4 2015
2. Information Risk Management (IRM)
3. Q1 2017
4. The selection process is on the basis of fair and open competition such as using G-Cloud or Crown Commercial Service frameworks
5. The Head of IT Operations at The National Archives is Julian Muller. If you wish to contact The National Archives, please use the contact form at the following address:
We are unable to provide you with the specific date of The National Archives last/next PSN IT Health Check because this information is exempt from disclosure under section 31 (1) (a) of the FOI Act.
We are also unable to provide you with the named contact for PSN IT Health Checks at The National Archives because it would identify a junior member of staff and as such is exempt from release under section 40(2) of the FOI Act. However, at The National Archives we apply the general principle that members of staff at Head of Department level and above are sufficiently senior for their names and/or job titles to already be in the public domain and are therefore not exempt from release.
For further information about why these exemptions have been applied, please see the explanatory Annex at the end of this letter.
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request or the decision which has been reached, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests must be submitted within two months of the date of this response and should be addressed to:
Public Services Development Unit
The National Archives
Please mark your complaint clearly. You have the right to ask the Information Commissioner (ICO) to investigate any aspect of your complaint. However, please note that the ICO is likely to expect internal complaints procedures to have been exhausted before beginning his investigation.
Freedom of Information Centre
Transfer and Access Department
The National Archives
Section 31: Law Enforcement
We are unable to provide you with the specific date of The National Archives last/next PSN IT Health Check because this information is exempt from disclosure under section 31 (1) (a) of the FOI Act. Section 31 (1) (a) exempts information if its disclosure is likely to prejudice the prevention or detection of crime.
Section 31 is a qualified exemption and we are required to conduct a public interest test when applying any qualified exemption. This means that after it has been decided that the exemption is engaged, the public interest in releasing the information must be considered. If the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in withholding it then the exemption does not apply and the information must be released. In the FOI Act there is a presumption that information should be released unless there are compelling reasons to withhold it.